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Exclusive! Hear Don Henley cover Jackson Browne’s “These Days”

Don Henley has covered Jackson Browne's "These Days" for a forthcoming 2-CD album, Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne. The album features versions of Browne’s songs by artists including Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt and JD Souther. “It is astounding to think that Jackson wrote ‘These Days’ when he was only 16 years old,” Henley said. “But then, he was always a step ahead of the rest of us. I’ve learned a lot from him, over the years, and am honored to be part of this album.”

Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Lucinda Williams announced for Jackson Browne tribute album

Jackson Browne is to be honoured by a new tribute album, Looking into You, due for release on April 28 from Music Road Records. Among the artists covering Browne's songs are Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby, JD Souther and Joan As Police Woman. You can hear Don Henley cover Browne's "These Days" here. The tracklisting for Looking Into You is:

Jack White to reissue Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison singles

Jack White's Third Man Records have announced plans to reissue singles by Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and DA Hunt as part of a partnership it has with Sun Records. As Uncut previously reported, Third Man have already reissued three Sun 7"s - Johnny Cash's "Get Rhythm", Rufus Thomas' "Bear Cat" and The Prisonaires' "Just Walking In The Rain" on May 21.

Roy Harper: “I was an absolute rebel… I once painted the local town hall with swastikas and hammers and sickles”

Roy Harper has recently returned with a raved-about new album, Man & Myth, and a UK tour, including a date at London’s prestigious Royal Festival Hall on October 22 – he’s arguably bigger than he has been since the mid-‘70s. Celebrating Harper’s 70th birthday back in July 2011 (Take 170), Uncut speaks to Roy about tales of escapes from psychiatric hospitals, tempestuous dealings with the music business, and the sinister connection between Tony Blair and Cliff… Words: Allan Jones

Roy Harper and Date Palms, reviewed live, September 23, 2013

“I am guilty,” says Roy Harper, “of taking you on some strange journeys, I have to admit.” We are two songs into a solo Harper show to mark the release of his first new album in 13 years, taking place in a record shop (Rough Trade East) and being streamed live on the internet; a confluence of events that clearly amuses the singer on some essential and bemused level.

The Charlatans to play a night for Jon Brookes at the Royal Albert Hall

The Charlatans have announced plans to host a one-off charity concert in memory of former drummer Jon Brookes, who died earlier this year. The band will play London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity on October 18. Tickets for the gig will go on sale at 10am on Friday morning [September 20]. Brookes passed away peacefully in hospital on the morning of August 13.

David Bowie backs campaign to save Croydon bandstand that inspired ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’

David Bowie has backed a campaign to get a bandstand he once performed on in Croydon, South London, restored to its former glory. On August 16, 1969 – the same weekend as Woodstock – Bowie was an aspiring psychedelic folk singer and organised a gig at Croydon Road Recreation Ground in Beckenham, which aimed to encourage donations for his Beckenham Arts Lab project. He later wrote about the experience in the single 'Memory Of A Free Festival' – listen to the track below.

Lead actor cast in Mick Jagger-produced James Brown biopic

Chadwick Boseman is to star in the forthcoming James Brown biopic that's being produced by Mick Jagger. The film, which was reported to be in the works last October (2012), has now been given a green light after casting its lead, Variety reports. The Help's Tate Taylor is on board as director and, according to The Wrap, is hoping to cast three of the stars of his 2011 hit in supporting roles: Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.

Luxury Rolls Royce belonging to John Entwistle goes up for auction

A luxury Rolls-Royce specially customised for the The Who's late bassist John Entwistle has been put up for auction. The brown-coloured 1980 Silver Shadow was especially converted from a standard saloon into a makeshift estate by a private engineer so Entwistle had room to get his Irish wolfhound dogs in the back. After the late bassist died from a heart attack in Las Vegas in 2002 the vehicle was sold by his family to a Scottish laird who has now decided to put it up for auction.

Jonathan Wilson announces new album; Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne guest

Jonathan Wilson has announced details of his new album, Fanfare. Listen to a track from Fanfare, "Dear Friend", here. The album, which will be released through Bella Union on October 14, is the follow up to 2011's Gentle Spirit.

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